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Edition 8.1JOURNAL - EPISODES - VISITING WRITERS & ARTISTS - ABOUT - SUBMISSIONS - CONTESTS - SHOPQuiddity is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and digital), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series. Each is produced in partnership with WUIS.The term quiddity means “the real nature or essence of a thing; that which makes it what it is.” Because those who participate in the arts—crafters, readers, viewers, listeners—are its quiddity, the venue Quiddity seeks not only work from a wide and diverse pool of individuals but also to share that work with a wide audience.The arts have an exquisite capacity to engender moments of keen understanding— moments that can happen across time, culture, and distance, coalescing these into a distillate spark of acute discernment. As such, Quiddity has deep regard for and is profoundly grateful to its listeners, readers, and contributors, without whom our charge would be without quiddity. Thank you. ~Joanna Beth Tweedy

Quiddity: Episode 8.5

Features a pair of authors published by Twelve Winters Press, JD Schraffenberger and Rachel Jamison Webster. A longer excerpt of Rachel’s interview is availabe in issue 8.1 of Quiddity. Also featured in this episode is poet and 8.1 contributor Charlotte Pence reading a poem “Lemons Are Not Nipples” from her debut collection Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) Author and spouse Adam Prince discusses the poem with Charlotte. Closing out the show is the 2014 Linda H. Bromberg Prose Poetry Winner Eileen Malone and her poem “weed, seed, creed,” published in issue 8.1.

An ardent foreign-adventurist with chronic and gravitational home-soil leanings, Joanna Beth Tweedy is the founding editor and host of Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program.
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